The Supreme Court has today in a landmark decision unanimously ruled that the Government’s employment tribunal fees are unlawful and preventing access to justice. The appeal to the Supreme Court was made by Unison, the UK’s largest trade union after they argued that the tribunal fees discriminated against workers. The fees, which were introduced in […]
Employment tribunal judgements are now available online. How will the search benefit businesses and employees? A search facility listing new employment tribunal decisions has been launched on the gov.uk website for the first time, which is free to users. The new online database has been introduced with a view to facilitating access to tribunal judgments and […]
For claims brought after 6th April 2014, Employment Tribunals have new powers to impose a financial penalty on employers who unsuccessfully defend a claim. The fine is 50% of the financial award from the tribunal, subject to a minimum sum of £100 and a maximum cap of £5,000. The penalty will be reduced by 50% if […]
New rules now mean you can’t issue a tribunal claim without engaging in the ACAS “Early Conciliation” scheme first. How does it work?
What is ACAS? The Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) is an independent, impartial organisation mandated to liaise with both parties to an employment tribunal claim with regard to possible settlement. Acas is notified when a person makes a claim and will contact the parties to find out if they wish to take part in […]